I knew them as Nehru jackets: Omar questions 'Modi jacket' to South Korean President

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 31, 2018, 10.31 PM(IST)

Omar Abdullah. Photograph:( AFP )

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South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Wednesday thanked PM Narendra Modi for gifting him "Modi vests", vest-like sleeveless jackets which are also known as Nehru Jackets.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday sarcastically questioned the labelling of jackets sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Korean President Moon Jae-in as 'Modi Jacket'.

Omar said in all his life he knew these jackets as 'Nehru jackets'.

And sarcastically concluded by saying 'nothing existed in India before 2014'.

In his tweet targeting the prime minister, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister wrote, “It’s really nice of our PM to send these but could he not have sent them without changing the name? All my life I’ve known these jackets as Nehru jackets & now I find these ones have been labelled “Modi Jacket”. Clearly, nothing existed in India before 2014.” 

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On Wednesday, Recalling his visit to India, South Korean President Moon Jae-in thanked PM Modi on in a Twitter post, “During my visit to India, I had told the Prime Minister @narendramodi that he looked great in those vests, and he duly sent them over, all meticulously tailored to my size. I would like to thank him for this kind gesture.”

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“During my visit to India, I had told the Prime Minister @narendramodi that he looked great in those vests, and he duly sent them over, all meticulously tailored to my size. I would like to thank him for this kind gesture,” he added.